Cool. I've heard this about the tablao guitars. All this is fascinating.bushweek wrote: ↑Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:18 pmInteresting - well some good news, it is old!
Ramirez made cheaper tablao guitars back then - I suspect that is the style it is, or which has been copied. It may well be legit - dont despair just yet. At the same time, Ramirez has outsourced making of the cheaper guitars for a hundred years... and there have been fakes for that long too.
If u can, loosen the strings and put your phone in and take some photos of the interior. If it is legit the soundboard and likely side will be stamped with the Ramirez stamp. If fake, u probably wont find one...
I agree with James. I once owned a 1949 Ramirez Flamenco, very nice quality for the time, headstock with almost the same as later Ramirez. As Richard Brune once wrote, “ the label is the least reliable item to go by.” Never judge a book by the cover, never judge a guitar by the label., very easy to make any label, especially nowadays.This is a cheap estudio guitar sold by Ramirez in 1959. Such guitars were likely made in a factory in Almansa or Valencia for the Ramirez shop, and always carried a label that was distinct from those made in their shop, and never signed.